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  1. Paul627g's Avatar
    Epic 4g user watching

    Waiting on some feedback.
    01-21-2011 03:45 PM
  2. hamagc's Avatar
    just watching too. tonight i'll update my buddies vibrant and get a review going on the differences and improvements, hopefully.
    01-21-2011 03:48 PM
  3. Mobius360's Avatar
    A few things as a fellow Galaxy S line owner. The kies thing is fine and all but it makes no sense for T-Mobile to only release via kies if they have been doing its prior updates OTA. Reading all these kies connection issues how many people are going to even bother who are not really into their phones, seems like the old days again worrying about having the right drivers and crap on your computer. There is no need to do it this way but apparently T-Mobile feels otherwise.

    Were any of the Vibrant leaks 2.2.1? I am surprised by the 2.2 version when on my Epic, the DK28 leak released in November was 2.2.1.

    With that out of the way, how do you'll like the new froyo update?
    01-21-2011 03:52 PM
  4. Evo Adobo's Avatar
    Anyone got a link for Mini Kies for Mac?
    01-21-2011 03:59 PM
  5. suniljdsouza's Avatar
    I got Froyo. As soon as my battery charged again, I tried it and it downloaded. Again, I recommend choosing the "ask" option instead of defaulting to Kies and then rebooting.
    01-21-2011 04:03 PM
  6. War_Machine19's Avatar
    So what am I supposed to do exactly after downloading the Kies Mini program? Nothing is happening.
    01-21-2011 04:06 PM
  7. orgwizard's Avatar
    I've seen the unregistered crap and seen my phone connect but the software didn't see it...so here's what eneded up working...
    btw...this is on a win7 64 bit, so it does work..

    plugged in the phone, found it in device manager, and selected it, then did an uninstall of the device and told it to delete the driver...
    since I had previously tried Kies 2.0...I had to completely uninstall that...
    plus the entry for samsung usb drivers...

    since I don't know how restricted mini is..some say to certain models, I got it from here...
    How Do I Update The Software On My T-Mobile SGH-t959 (Vibrant) Phone To JI6 Through Kies Mini?

    since I'd seen everything from unregistered to kies not seeing it, and the update would wipe out my phone anyway...I just backed it up with mybackup..and then did a factory reset...
    btw...I too have seen that if you use launcher pro, kies mode will not work.

    so...started from clean phone and computer.
    installed the kies mini software that I got from teh link above...and rebooted when prompted.
    ran kies mini, not doing the run as admin option..otherwise it tries to install an update..which not sure if that helps or makes things works...
    plugged in the phone after kies was up and running...and selected the kies mode on the phone...
    windows started looking for drivers...if you click on the little balloon popup that says it's installing drivers, there's an option to tell it to skip getting drivers from windows update..which I did...
    this way I had the kies version that's supposed to work with the vibrant and using the drivers that it installed.

    after all that crap...it worked...
    though not sure if it gets cranky with too many disconnects, but at one point it stopped seeing the phone again, so I just restarted the computer and the phone...and then it started working ok...and I got my update..

    hopefully you all don't have to go though all this, but if you're getting desperate like I did, maybe this will help...

    btw...after you do the update...double check avatar still works..
    mine no longer had a license, even though it worked right before the update...
    had to do this to get it working again:
    After I installed the update, I can no longer access the Avatar movie as I receive "File Locked" message. What can I do?
    The license will need to be reacquired. You may need to backup information as a reset will erase all device data. A full reset will need to be performed by dialing *2767*3855#. The device will restart afterwards. After a few minutes has passed, you should be able to play back the movie.
    01-21-2011 04:07 PM
  8. AnAm85's Avatar
    I didn't know you have to use Kies Mini. I was trying to use Kies. Updating now!Phil, any luck yet with yours?
    01-21-2011 04:07 PM
  9. War_Machine19's Avatar
    Worked great for me! Whoop whoop! Thanks kies mini!
    What did you do?
    01-21-2011 04:13 PM
  10. bdroc's Avatar
    This was an Easy Update

    A few notes

    1. KIES MINI WORKS FINE ON 64 BIT (www.tinyurl.com/kiesmini)
    2. You HAVE to be on TwLauncher (Touchwiz UI)
    3. You have to have USB connection mode set to Kies

    About the Update:

    my phone feels so much more powerful now...the speed is about the same but im running a bunch of widgets with adw launcher ex...quadrant is around 950...im sure its still the file system keeping that number down

    im loving mobile AP and tethering....i havent played around much with USB tethering, but mobile access point works wonders...and with adw launcher i can make a shortcut on my homescreen to activate this on the fly

    all the icons are now colorful in the settings, and the dialogue windows are a darker blue, there is a sensor rotation shortcut in the notification pulldown, in the power menu, there is a new option to turn off data networks (separate from airplane mode, probably AWESOME for battery)

    there is a new app called T-Mobile TV, and its live TV for certain channels...you get one month free...there is another new app called wifi calling which still uses minutes, but im assuming itll have much better call quality (this is funny since they charge you for minutes while you are using your broadband provider's internet)

    Skype and other 2.2 apps work fine (kongregate, ti-83, etc)

    Chances are is that GPS issues are hardware...if you have a valid warranty use it....i did and i went from finding 1 satellite but not using it for a fix, to finding 10 and using 9 of them for a fix
    01-21-2011 04:24 PM
  11. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    Buddy of mine got it working, but he said it reset a number of his settings. Gosh, Samsung...
    01-21-2011 04:28 PM
  12. orgwizard's Avatar
    the unregistered does not only happen on rooted phones...none of mine are rooted.
    01-21-2011 04:35 PM
  13. EmrysTal's Avatar
    I got my phone upgraded in a half hour, but now Avatar doesn't work and the only keyboards available are Swype and Samsung keyboard.
    01-21-2011 04:38 PM
  14. ju12zo's Avatar
    Total install time including downloading kies = 10 minutes.

    Relatively painless considering the wait (I've only had it since November)
    01-21-2011 04:40 PM
  15. orgwizard's Avatar
    go a few posts back...there's a reset I did that fixed that.
    and yeah...what happend to the android keyboard...
    though if I'm not wrong, the sammy keyboard looks a lot like the gingerbread one that was put out that I tried.
    01-21-2011 04:41 PM
  16. ju12zo's Avatar
    Eww, it gave me back the old market. But the first thing it did was download new Gmail Youtube and Flash automatically for me.
    01-21-2011 04:44 PM
  17. Ruggles's Avatar
    Easy install with Win 7 64-bit Pro. About 10 min.

    EDIT: Avatar doesn't work anymore.
    01-21-2011 04:47 PM
  18. ju12zo's Avatar
    Eww, it gave me back the old market. But the first thing it did was download new Gmail Youtube and Flash automatically for me.
    fixed- went to settings and did a clear data. Then relaunched.
    01-21-2011 04:48 PM
  19. curley's Avatar
    Installed on a friends phone. Was extremely easy.
    01-21-2011 04:48 PM
  20. EmrysTal's Avatar
    @ju12zo: It did the same with me, but wait a bit and it'll update back to the newest one.

    @orgwizard: No way to do it without the reset? And if not, what info gets deleted when the reset happens?

    EDIT: Also, it might be just me, but tactile feedback feels a bit weaker now.
    01-21-2011 04:48 PM
  21. orgwizard's Avatar
    @orgwizard: No way to do it without the reset? And if not, what info gets deleted when the reset happens?

    seems same as a factory reset...not sure if dialing that number is different then going under privacy and doing the factory reset there...but fixed my license issue...and it will wipe out the phone...but thought the 2.2 update did that anyway.
    honestly not sure if is another way to do it...was the only fix I found off hand..and my phone was fresh anyway...
    you can always try calling t-mo if you want a better option...

    EDIT: Also, it might be just me, but tactile feedback feels a bit weaker now.[/QUOTE]

    yeah...the keyboard does feel weaker, especially even switchign from the default swype..to the samsung one...but I think there has to be a setting for this...just haven't looked...
    01-21-2011 05:04 PM
  22. Paul627g's Avatar
    Well so far it sounds like the complaints are minimal. Just think, how long is the wait going to be for the first bug fix update?
    01-21-2011 06:04 PM
  23. anon62607's Avatar
    Upgrade went smoothly for me on windows 7 64bit.
    01-21-2011 06:06 PM
  24. Paul627g's Avatar
    This was an Easy Update

    A few notes

    1. KIES MINI WORKS FINE ON 64 BIT (www.tinyurl.com/kiesmini)
    2. You HAVE to be on TwLauncher (Touchwiz UI)
    3. You have to have USB connection mode set to Kies

    About the Update:

    my phone feels so much more powerful now...the speed is about the same but im running a bunch of widgets with adw launcher ex...quadrant is around 950...im sure its still the file system keeping that number down

    im loving mobile AP and tethering....i havent played around much with USB tethering, but mobile access point works wonders...and with adw launcher i can make a shortcut on my homescreen to activate this on the fly

    all the icons are now colorful in the settings, and the dialogue windows are a darker blue, there is a sensor rotation shortcut in the notification pulldown, in the power menu, there is a new option to turn off data networks (separate from airplane mode, probably AWESOME for battery)

    there is a new app called T-Mobile TV, and its live TV for certain channels...you get one month free...there is another new app called wifi calling which still uses minutes, but im assuming itll have much better call quality (this is funny since they charge you for minutes while you are using your broadband provider's internet)

    Skype and other 2.2 apps work fine (kongregate, ti-83, etc)

    Chances are is that GPS issues are hardware...if you have a valid warranty use it....i did and i went from finding 1 satellite but not using it for a fix, to finding 10 and using 9 of them for a fix
    That sounds like a good neighborhood when compaired to people that have ran Quadrant on Epic 4g's running Froyo RFS Filesystem.
    01-21-2011 06:11 PM
  25. bobaka's Avatar
    all that wait and you're getting only ~900 on quadrant?
    with Cognition ROM on Captivate quadrant gives over 1500
    gee thanks samsung
    01-21-2011 06:25 PM
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